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University of Exeter Medical School

Clinical Trials

The University of Exeter delivers pioneering treatments for patients and ground breaking discoveries in basic science across many fields.

Researchers also evaluate current treatments driving change and improvements in medicine. Research is carried out either locally or across many sites, nationally and internationally. Our researchers belong to leading research units and institutes based within the Medical School and across the University and NHS.

Clinical Research Facility

Clinical trials are run with support from:

Exeter Clinical Trials Unit (ExeCTU) collaborates with ambitious researchers and clinicians on the design and delivery of high-quality and efficient multi-centre clinical trials and other well-designed studies, addressing important health questions to improve clinical and healthcare practice. ExeCTU was awarded Full Registration status by the UKCRC CTU Network in 2022.

NIHR Exeter Clinical Research Facility (CRF) is a partnership between the University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS) and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

The NIHR Exeter CRF supports and conducts clinical research studies and is based in a purpose-built unit within the Research Innovation Learning & Development (RILD) Building at the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. It has highly trained 'research-dedicated' nurses, scientists, doctors and support staff.

The Exeter Clinical Trials Support Network (ECTSN) is a resource designed to support those working on clinical trials based in academia or the NHS. ECTSN is a forum for clinical trial/study personnel to network and collaborate as a group and share information on best practice for the effective management and delivery of clinical trials.